Donald Trump Blasts ‘Failing New York Times’ over ‘Hit Piece’

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Presumptive Republican nominee Donald Trump took to Twitter to blast the New York Times for a story published on Saturday titled, “Crossing the Line: How Donald Trump Behaved With Women in Private.”

Trump also tweeted, “Wow, Rowanne Brewer, the most prominently depicted woman in the failing @nytimes story yesterday, was on @foxandfriends saying Times lied.”

The New York Times’ story claims to reveal Trump’s “unwanted romantic advances” on women decades ago, but the first woman cited in the article, Rowanne Brewer Lane, took to Fox News on Monday morning to debunk The Times‘ account, saying the paper painted the story in a negative light, twisting her quotes to make Trump look bad.

The Times’ reported:

The New York Times interviewed dozens of women who had worked with or for Mr. Trump over the past four decades, in the worlds of real estate, modeling and pageants; women who had dated him or interacted with him socially; and women and men who had closely observed his conduct since his adolescence. In all, more than 50 interviews were conducted over the course of six weeks.

Their accounts — many relayed here in their own words — reveal unwelcome romantic advances, unending commentary on the female form, a shrewd reliance on ambitious women, and unsettling workplace conduct, according to the interviews, as well as court records and written recollections.

Brewer Lane was disappointed in the way The Times portrayed her interview and spoke out, saying, “I was not happy to read it at all.”

Appearing on Fox and Friends Monday morning, Brewer Lane said, “Well, because The New York Times told us several times that they would make sure that my story that I was telling came across. They promised several times that they would do it accurately. They told me several times and my manager several times that it would not be a hit piece and that my story would come across the way that I was telling it and honestly, and it absolutely was not.”

“They spun it to where it appeared negative. I did not have a negative experience with Donald Trump, and I don’t appreciate them making it look like that I was saying that it was a negative experience because it was not,” Brewer Lane explained, saying she never felt demeaned by Trump.


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